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First Lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, addresses the 53rd PCB
© First Lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, addresses the 53rd PCB

NGO Delegation’s Summary Bulletin & Report Back Webinars

The NGO Delegation’s Summary Bulletin for the 53rd UNAIDS PCB Meeting contains the following sections: Report of the Executive Director; Report by the NGO Representative; Leadership in the AIDS Response; Follow-up to the thematic segment from the 52nd PCB meeting; Follow-up actions to the 2024-2025 Budget and Workplan (UBRAF); Evaluation, Annual Report, and UNAIDS Management Response; Consultation on the follow-up to the 2023 ECOSOC Resolution; Next PCB Meetings; Election of Officers, concluding with the Thematic Segment.

The first day of the meeting saw the executive director’s report and consideration of the NGO delegation’s report on People living with HIV in humanitarian emergencies, as well as a keynote address on Leadership in the AIDS response by the First Lady of Namibia Monica Geingos. Day 1 also saw tense discussions begin on the follow-up to the thematic segment from the 52nd PCB meeting, which focussed on Priority and key populations, especially transgender people.

On the second day, the PCB discussed the 2024-2025 Workplan and Budget (UBRAF), as well as the UNAIDS Evaluation Annual Report and the Consultation on the follow-up to the 2023 ECOSOC Resolution, including the establishment of term limits and performance expectations for the UNAIDS Executive Director. Day 2 also covered procedural issues on the next PCB meetings, the Election of Officers, and the Renewal of terms for the UNAIDS Independent External Oversight Advisory Committee (IEOAC).

The third day was dedicated to a thematic segment on the topic of HIV and testing, featuring speakers from civil society and communities, national governments, UNAIDS and its co-sponsors, and academia. The latter part of day three then returned to unresolved decision points, specifically on the thematic segment of the 52nd PCB meeting, culminating in adopting a set of decisions to increase access to HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and other social protection services for transgender people.

PCB Summary Bulletin

Publication date

26 January 2024

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The Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) was created to serve as the governing body of UNAIDS. The PCB includes a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Delegation composed of five members and five alternates that represent five geographic regions: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America.

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